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1L Survival Guide

Resources and information from the Research Center to help you succeed at Florida State University College of Law


The Research Center (aka "the library") welcomes you to Florida State Law! As many students before you have discovered, the expert research librarians and resources of the Research Center are your not-so-secret weapon for success in law school and beyond.

This guide is meant to introduce you to a number of the resources the Research Center has available to help you in your first year in law school. This guide is just a starting point, and we encourage you to come to the Research Center if you have any questions or use our Ask-A-Librarian service.

Interactive Study Tools

The Research Center provides all Florida State University law students with digital access to a number of study aid resources at no cost to you.

West Academic Study Aids Online

24/7 access to more than 470 study aids in ebook, audio, and video formats. Includes Nutshells, Hornbooks, Sum and Substance titles, Short & Happy Guides, and many more.

To create an account: click the link above, and click "Sign In" in the upper right-hand corner, then "Create an Account" and fill out the form (you must use your email address)

Aspen Learning Library

24/7 access to over 200 study aids in ebook, audio, and video format. Includes Examples & Explanations, Glannon Guides, and Inside Guides. Click the link above for access, and you will be prompted to enter your FSUID and password. You may create your own account on the platform to save materials for offline use.


CALI Lessons are interactive, computer-based lessons, written by law faculty and librarians. Access over 1000 interactive lessons here: Need the CALI authorization code for Florida State? Contact Amy Lipford.

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